Dr. David Casarett is the director of hospice care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He works with families as they try to navigate end-of-life decisions. At least once a week, Casarett says, one of his patients expresses a desire to...

A Miami-based group ranked first on theSouth Florida Business Journal’s list of the top South Florida physician practice groups, which ran in the 2013 Guide to Health Care. The group earned the top spot based on its 1,000 South Florida physician members. Newcomers to the list include...

he one advocacy program for the 150,000 seniors living in assisted living facilities, nursing homesand adult family-care homes is badly broken. To restore its credibility, Gov. Rick Scott needs to appoint a leader who will demonstrate the courage needed to give voice to the voiceless. The top...

A Florida non-profit organization gives Alabama and Georgia nursing homes a "D" average based on several categories of performance. This information can make it tougher for you to decide where to send your loved one who needs nursing home care. The report card compiled by...

One of Gov. Rick Scott's first moves when he took office was to oust Brian Lee, a strong advocate for nursing-home patients who for seven years had headed the office of the Long-Term-Care Ombudsman. That was a big mistake, the Orlando Sentineleditorial board says. Another was...

The Florida Medical Association is supporting proposed state legislation requiring private insurers to pay for telemedicine like regular doctor visits, joining 20 other states with similar laws, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) sponsored the legislation, which also calls for a state study of how to...

One of the latest national surveys ranks Louisiana as having the second worst nursing homes in the country. Texas had the worst. The news is depressing. However, the state Nursing Home Association takes issue with Families for Better Care, which did the nursing home survey. The...

Anne Burdick, a dermatologist at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, had a busy morning Tuesday. She saw eight children scattered throughout South Florida in just a few hours — and never left her office. Doctor and patient did all they had to do by...